New Canon DSLR Series Coming in 2018?
There are some whisperings about at the moment that Canon may announce a ‘new DSLR series’ in 2018. The speculation has arisen from a presentation by Canon, in which they apparently directly referenced a new series, albeit without providing any name or model information.
It is unclear what Canon could have in mind if such a rumor were true but the following are the top three guesses at what the manufacturer may or may not be working on:
- EOS Cinema DSLR
- A cinema DSLR camera to replace the discontinued EOS-1D C. This has been talked about numerous times over the years.
- EOS-1D Xs
- A high megapixel pro series body. Since the amalgamation of the 1D line back in 2009, we’ve always wondered if we’d get a camera like this to truly replace the EOS-1Ds Mark III.
- EOS APS-C Cinema DSLR
- A cheaper 4K cinema alternative that would “protect” the Cinema EOS lineup of cameras.
I’m personally not convinced that we will see a ‘new DSLR series’ at all. If anything Canon would want to build on the heritage of existing lines, and with Nikon officially confirming that they are working on a full frame mirrorless camera, perhaps it’s time Canon hopped on that band wagon too.